Vino di Anna Qvevri Rosso - Qvevri means clay vessel, buried in the ground!
The grapes were destemmed by hand into several Georgian qvevris (clay vessels) ranging from 800 -1500 litres capacity. The qvevris were handmade in western Georgia by artisan Zaalido Bozhadze, who sourced the clay high in the Caucasus Mountains. The qvevris were buried in the underground wine cellar of “Vino di Anna” in 2014 where they remain permanently.
Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. Upon completion, the qvevris were sealed and the grapes and new wine were left to macerate for an extended period of time; 2-4 months. The macerated grapes were then pressed and combined with the new wine into a single qvevri before a passage of 6 months in an old wooden cask. The wine was bottled in September 2018. It was neither fined nor filtered and SO2 was not used.
Bright crimson. Rich and intense. Fine, delicate, chalky tannins. Amazing texture and acidity.